Headaches are a common complaint that present in Chiropractic offices.
What is important to understand is that the headache itself is being caused by changes in vasolar constriction or dilation and this in turn is affected by a variety of factors.
In the cervical spine there is a hole (Foramen) thru which passes the vertebral artery on its way to provide blood supply to the head. Changes in the relationship between the cervical vertebrae will affect this blood flow. Put another way; the proper biomechanics of the cervical joints affect the onset of headaches.
Chiropractic restores proper range of motion and structural integrity. The result is proper FUNCTION of the tissues and therefore the body does not need to send you warning messages or "Alarms" by way of symptoms. Does that make sense to you?
Just realize that to continue taking medication is just a way of covering up the underline problem. To cover up a problem instead of addressing the cause is asking for more trouble down the line. Overuse of medication, especially NSAIDS (non steroidal anti inflammatory) is a common cause and/or contributing factor to liver and kidney damage.
The position of the pelvis also plays an important role in headaches because distortions here affect the cervical spine and therefore the vertebral artery. This occurs because of compensations that the body makes to keep the eyes level with the horizon. (this is called the righting reflex)
A Chiropractor will look at the chief complaint and evaluate the entire body to check where malfunction is occurring. The goal of the Chiropractor is to restore proper function because the Chiropractor knows that the pain is just an alarm and that what needs to be done is to fix the cause.
Chiropractic care is wonderful for headaches, and most types of headaches respond well including migranes.
From the Jerez Chiropractic Center we invite you to get checked, we are confident that with proper care you will be happy to see that many things for you clear up, and you can enjoy your life more fully. Have a Chiropractor check you soon.